This is the Eirball.world Archive of Irish Rugby League and Wheelchair Rugby. It is an Ongoing Project and is part of the Eirball.ie – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives
Irish Rugby League
Rugby League Ireland Logo [Ref: 1]
Rugby League is most popular in Australia and Northern England. It differs from Rugby Union in having two less players (13 as opposed to 15) and no scrums or lineouts.
It has been played in Ireland since Rugby Union players set up the Dublin Blues in the 1990s as a way of keeping fit during the rugby union off-season. The first Irish Rugby League season was in 1996, but the League didn’t play the 2000 season due to the decision by the Rugby League Authorities in England to no longder fund it. It was restarted in 2001 under a new administration: Rugby League Ireland.
In 2007 a separate Elite League was created with the Emerald Conference as a second level. Folowing this experiment the All-Ireland Championships were reinstated in 1010, featuring Leinster, Munster and Ulster Leagues, with an All Ireland Playoff. There is currently a League run on Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland basis with an All-Ireland Grand Final.
There is also EuroTag – a European version of Tag Rugby and RL Nines – full contact but with reduced numbers.
Below you will find links to the Results and Tables of various competitions in Ireland and involving Irish teams.
RLI Irish Rugby League Overviews
RLI Irish Rugby League (Level 1 Overviews):
RLI Irish Rugby League (Level 2 Overviews):
Rugby League Ireland Seasons
RLI Irish Challenge Cup
RLI Irish Challenge Cup (Seasons): 1997
Picture Credit:  Longhorns Rugby League club Facebook (2018) Photo, July 14, 2018: “ROI CHAMPS Longhorns – Galway Tribesmen final score 60-16.” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37183205_2099777593628363_5046889071641624576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=2y_rUiis8c4AX8PcELq&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=70ce2a5c2aef20ae9faec95afc8671d9&oe=5EB4D08A [Accessed 9 April 2020][Adjusted]
International Rugby League
International Rugby League:
Rugby League World Cup (Editions): 2017
RLEF European Championships (Editions): 2014
Student Rugby League Four Nations (Editions): 2019
Pro Rugby League
Euro XIII Rugby League (Seasons): 2021
Picture Credit:  Rugby League World Cup Facebook Page (2017) Profile Picture [Internet] Available: https://www.facebook.com/rugbyleagueworldcup/photos/a.883272941749994.1073741825.883229261754362/1039872039423416/?type=1&theater [Accessed 6 November 2017]
Rugby League Nines
Rugby League Nines
RLI Nines Tournaments: 2017
Picture Credit:  Rugby League Planet (2017) Rugby League Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/images/nations/ireland/rlireland.jpg [Accessed 10 July 2017]
International Wheelchair Rugby Federation
IWRF European Wheelchair Rugby Championships Division B (Editions): 2015
Irish Wheelchair Association
Irish Wheelchair Rugby League (Seasons): 2017
Picture Credit:  Irish Wheelchair Association (2015) images [Internet] Available from: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTDnX8m-LUNyOfGdQ4qw2KgjI3WddI7R4Uv0Q&usqp=CAU [Accessed 29 July 2020]
Tag & Touch Rugby League
EuroTag Rugby League; Dublin Indoor Sports.
EuroTag Rugby League
RLEF EuroTag: 2017
Dublin Indoor Sports
DIS Touch Rugby (Seasons): 2016
Picture Credit:  Dublin Indoor Sports | Wayback Machine (2016) logo_dis [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160224032805im_/http://www.dublinindoorsports.ie/images/logo_dis.gif [Accessed 6 November 2020]